Veteran back-row forward Dan Smith bagged two tries for South Molton in a 31-7 win away to Plymouth Argaum.

Few grounds in Devon are as exposed as Argaum’s, which made for challenging conditions on a wet and windy day.

Smith’s second try came off the last play of the game and earned Molton all five points for a second game running in the Cornwall and Devon Division.

Sam Howard gave Molts the lead in the 22nd minute when Argaum dropped the ball on their own line. Callum Stone added the conversion.

Smith scored from the back of a scrum and Stone converted for a 14-7 lead. Stone made it 17-7 at the break with a penalty.

South Molton saw off an Argaum fightback but did not score until minute 70 when flanker Luke Doyle gave them breathing space with a try.

Smith’s late effort from a five-metre scrum wrapped things up.

Molts host unbeaten leaders Plymstock Albion Oaks this Saturday.

Ilfracombe continued their strong start to the season under new coaches Johnny Bowden and Pete George, with a 43-5 win over Torrington II in their Merit Table Two fixture.

Ilfracombe had 15 players either injured or unavailable, but their new-found strength in depth came to the fore as they put seven tries on heir hosts.

Pete Gammon at No.8 led the side in the absence of skipper Leo Cooper and got Ilfracombe on the scoreboard within two minutes.

Ilfracombe had four players making debuts and two of them – hooker Stuart Pickard and lock Martin Elkins – crossed the whitewash.

Gammon added to his tally in the second half, prop Luke Stocker scored his first try in four years, and there was a brace for winger Radford Chugg.

Fly-half Dermot Dalton, who pulled the strings impressively, added five conversions.

Torrington, who had no game last Saturday, hope to get off the mark at the third attempt when New Cross visit Donnacroft this Saturday.